State Loan Repayment Assistance Programs

State Loan Repayment Assistance Programs


State LRAP Programs & Contacts

There are twenty-four statewide loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs) providing assistance in Arizona, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York (two programs), North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. Kansas has an LRAP that operates in 50 of the state’s 105 counties. (See Program Contact information listed below). Due to lack of funding, LRAPs Kentucky, Missouri,  Nebraska and Washington have been suspended.

These 24 LRAPs range in age, size and scope. Some are administered by a state bar association or foundation while others are administered through stand-alone nonprofit organizations. Some are funded through state legislative appropriations while others rely on funding from the private sector or from Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) funding.

The statewide LRAPs are summarized in these charts.


State LRAP Program Contacts:

ARIZONA
Joannie Collins
4201 N. 24th St., Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-773-3402
602-271-4930 (FAX)

Web site: www.azflse.org/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Imoni Washington
District of Columbia Bar Foundation
1615 L Street NW, Ste. 850
Washington DC 20036-5622
202-467-3750
202-467-3753 (FAX)
E-mail
Web site: www.dcbarfoundation.org

FLORIDA
Melissa Pershing
The Florida Bar Foundation
875 Concourse Parkway South Suite 195
Maitland, FL 32751
407-960-7000 (800-541-2195 in Florida)
407-960-3765 (FAX)

Web site: www.flabarfndn.org/

ILLINOIS
Dina Merrell
The Chicago Bar Foundation
321 S. Plymouth Ct., Suite 3B
Chicago, IL 60604
312-554-1206
312-554-1203 (FAX)

Web site: www.chicagobarfoundation.org

INDIANA
Michael Tranovich
Indiana Bar Foundation
230 E. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-269-2415
317-269-2420 (FAX)

Web site: www.inbf.org

IOWA
Brett Toresdahl
Iowa State Bar Public Service Project
521 E. Locust, Suite 302
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-244-8617
515-244-8845 (FAX)

Web site: www.isba.org

LOUISIANA
Donna C. Cuneo
Louisiana Bar Foundation
601 Saint Charles Avenue, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-561-1046
(504) 566-1926 (FAX)

Web site: www.raisingthebar.org

MAINE
M. Calien Lewis
Maine Bar Foundation
40 Water Street, 1st Floor
Hallowell, ME 04347
207-622-3477
207-623-4140

Web site: www.mbf.org/

MARYLAND
Dawn Costigan
Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP)
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Maryland Higher Education Commission
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-1781
410-767-3124

Web site: www.mhec.state.md.us

MASSACHUSETTS
Lonnie Powers
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
11 Beacon Street, Suite 820
Boston, MA 02108-3009
617-367-1414
617-367-8815 (FAX)

Web site: www.mlac.org

MINNESOTA
Heather Rastorfer Vlieger
Loan Repayment Assistance Program of MN (LRAP-MN)
600 Nicollet Mall, Ste 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-278-6315
612-333-4927 (FAX)

Web site: www.lrapmn.org

MISSISSIPPI
Angie K. Cook
Mississippi Bar Foundation
PO Box 2168
Jackson MS 39225-2168
601- 948-5234
601- 355-8635 (FAX)
E-mail
Web site: http://www.msbar.org/iolta.php

MONTANA
Amy L. Sings in the Timber
Montana Justice Foundation
PO Box 6169
Missoula, MT 59807-9169
406-523-3920
406-728-7416 (FAX)

Web site: www.montanabar.org

NEBRASKA
Doris J. Huffman
Nebraska Lawyers Trust Account Foundation
PO Box 95103
Lincoln NE 68509
402- 475-1042
402- 475-7106 (FAX)
E-mail
Web site: www.nltaf.org


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Mary White
New Hampshire Bar Foundation
112 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-2931
603-715-3210
603-224-2910 (FAX)
E-mail
Web site: www.nhbar.org/

NEW MEXICO
Feliz Romero
Financial Aid Program Coordinator
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-8411
505-476-8454 (FAX)
E-mail
Web site: http://fin.hed.state.nm.us/

NEW YORK
Mike Reynolds
New York Higher Education Services Corporation
518-473-3871

Web site: http://www.hesc.com

Gloria Herron Arthur
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
518-487-5640
518-487-5694 (FAX)

Web site: http://www.nysba.org/slapi

NORTH CAROLINA
Esther Hall
North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Fund
3948 Browning Place, Suite 334
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
919-845-6089
919-848-9259 (FAX)

Web site: http://www.ncleaf.org/

OHIO
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
10 West Broad Street, Suite 950
Columbus OH 43215
614-752-8919
614-728-3749 (FAX)

Web site: www.olaf.org

OREGON
Cathy Petrecca
Oregon State Bar
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
P.O. Box 231935 Tigard, Oregon 97281-1935
503-431-6355
503-684-1366 (FAX)

Web site: www.osbar.org

PENNSYLVANIA
E. Marie Queen
Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
P.O. Box 186
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0186
888-238-3036
717-213-2548 (FAX)
E-mail
Web site: www.pabarfoundation.org

SOUTH CAROLINA
Shannon Scruggs
South Carolina Bar Foundation
PO Box 608
Columbia, SC 29202-0608
803-799-6653
803-799-4118 (FAX)

Web site: www.scbarfoundation.org

TEXAS
Lisa Melton
Texas Access to Justice Foundation
PO Box 12886
Austin, TX 78711-2886
(512) 320-0099 x 112

VERMONT
Deborah Bailey
Vermont Bar Foundation
PO Box 1170
Montpelier, VT 05601-1170
802-223-1400

Web site: www.vtbarfndn.org

VIRGINIA
Mark D. Braley
Legal Services Corporation of Virginia
700 E Main St, Suite 1504
Richmond, VA 23219-2604
804-782-9438
804-648-3917 (FAX)

Last Updated: 09/21/2012

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